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Kier’s £412m project wins lift it to top of contractor leagues

23 Jun 17

Firm racks up 551 projects over the year, pushing Balfour into second place

Andrew Reynolds, UK and global board director at RLB

RLB wants UK work to take 25% slice of its global activity

23 Jun 17

Consultant also aiming for one-fifth increase in group revenue in four years, says director

Alok Sharma

Industry clamours again for review to building fire regulations

23 Jun 17

Renewed demand for review comes after Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

Grenfell Tower after fire

Grenfell Tower investigation ‘could take two years’

23 Jun 17

Leading fire investigator warns event was more ‘complicated’ than 2009 Lakanal House blaze in south London

The Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields for LSE

Five chase £140m LSE contract

22 Jun 17

Shortlist revealed for scheme to turn former home of Cancer Research UK into building for London university


Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

Crossrail 2

Election 2017: What’s what?

14 Jun 17

After last week’s shock election result, what does this hung parliament mean for some of the biggest issues facing construction?


The European parliament building in Brussels

Brexit and construction law: Changing times

23 Jun 17

One year on from the EU referendum, nobody knows how a post-Brexit world will look


‘Projects won’t be delivered’

22 Jun 17

With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous

A clearly signposted open door at the bottom of a flight of stairs with a fire extinguisher next to it

Online poll: Fire safety regs

21 Jun 17

Does Part B of the Building Regulations need to be re-examined following the Grenfell Tower fire? Vote here



Sustainability: Sustainable retail

20 Jun 17

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities

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Under a cloud

21 Jun 17

Commercial development in the City has had the shadow of Brexit looming over it for a year now


Hansom HT

Hansom: ‘tis the season to be arty

23 Jun 17

We marvel at the UK’s ‘tallest mural’, swoop in on an office drone race, and enjoy some exposure on Wickes and sun-screening charity campaigns. Plus Shawcross’ latest work hits St Pancras

Project news

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station scheme facing "significant challenges" over cost, councillor claims

23 Jun 17

Wandsworth council has approved a request by the firm behind the £9bn redevelopment of the power station to review its affordable housing putting 250 affordable homes at risk

Chris Grigg

British Land fits out workspace for new SME brand

21 Jun 17

Developer has launched a new brand targeting growing SME’s

Bristol University Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus

Bristol University unveils £300m campus plans

21 Jun 17

A planning application is expected to be submitted for approval later this year

health useful

ISG bags £20m medical clinic fit out

19 Jun 17

German hospital group Schoen Clinic is to open its first medical faciltiy in the UK

Wembley Park - New 2017

McLaren wins two contracts worth over £90m at Wembley Park

16 Jun 17

Developer Quintain is starting to ramp up delivery of its 85-acre residnetial-led scheme

Grosvenor Bermondsey Biscuit factory

Grosvenor unveils £500m plans for Bermondsey

14 Jun 17

The developer and land owner is to redevelop 12 acres in South East London’s

Sketch of the week

Sketch of outdoor ticket office, Leicester Square

Sketch of the week: Leicester Square ticket office

23 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Tim Murray, director of Moxon Architects

Floral tributes and missing person posters  left on a street corner in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea after the Grenfell Tower fire

Image of the week: Hope and mourning

23 Jun 17

Floral tributes and missing person posters are left after the Grenfell Tower fire



Brexit: And so it begins

23 Jun 17

A year after the UK decided to leave the EU, the Brexit negotiations have finally started


Andrew Stunell

Listening mode

23 Jun 17 | By Andrew Stunell

For construction to have a chance of getting the best out of Brexit, it needs to convince the government to listen to it

Michael Dall

An Easter blip?

23 Jun 17 | By Michael Dall

The latest ONS figures suggest construction activity is slowing, or are they just a blip?

Richard McCarthy

What we can do for Brexit

21 Jun 17 | By Richard McCarthy

The best way to bolster the UK’s negotiating position in Brexit is to have a strong and growing economy. The construction industry needs pull together to show the government how it can help that to happen

Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Online poll

A clearly signposted open door at the bottom of a flight of stairs with a fire extinguisher next to it

Online poll: Fire safety regs

21 Jun 17

Does Part B of the Building Regulations need to be re-examined following the Grenfell Tower fire? Vote here


St Andrew's Square

What to specify: Commercial/offices

22 Jun 17

A range of solutions for the fit-out of offices and commercial premises have been released by companies including Armstrong Ceilings, Mitsubishi Electric and Vent-Axia

From the archive

Building archive screen grab of 1962 article: Fire Protection: Bureaucracy or Commonsense?

This week in 1962

23 Jun 17

Some 55 years ago, Building’s leader was on a subject that has had tragic cause to be on the receiving end of much scrutiny this week – fire regulations

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